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Go Home, 'Office Christmas Party,' You're Drunk

1 hour 57 min ago

This sprawling, chaotic comedy about a sprawling, chaotic holiday party expects its improv-tested cast to make up for its skimpy script. Some performers do; most don't.

A Young Writer Finds A Fan Fiction Community — And Himself — In 'Slash'

1 hour 57 min ago

Writer-director Clay Liford's low-key, lo-fi coming-of-age-in-the-digital-age comedy follows the romantic fumblings of awkward teen Neil (Michael Johnston), both online and off.

An Old-School Hollywood Musical That's In Love With Hollywood: 'La La Land'

1 hour 57 min ago

Director Damien Chazelle follows up Whiplash, his 2014 study in musical masochism, with a romantic musical full of catchy ditties and vibrant colors.

God's Daughter Writes A 'Brand New Testament,' But It Makes For Slight Reading

1 hour 57 min ago

Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael's modern fable boasts a promising whimsical premise, but comes off disappointingly glib in execution.

Bots-B-Gone? Congress Bans Ticket-Scalpers' Tool Blamed For Quick Sell-Outs

5 hours 30 min ago

The ban applies to ticket sales for any public event that can be attended by 200 or more people.

Blue Seal: The GI Ice Cream That Okinawans Made Their Own

5 hours 59 min ago

Blue Seal ice cream was launched after World War II for American soldiers stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Today, it's a fusion of American and Okinawan tastes that's loved by locals and tourists alike.

The 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On

7 hours 27 min ago

Book critic Maureen Corrigan says that if there's one word that characterizes her list this year, it's "serious." These books certainly aren't grim or dull, but they take on big, difficult subjects.

Small Batch: 'Younger'

7 hours 43 min ago

We take a moment to chat with KQED pop culture writer Emmanuel Hapsis about the TV Land series Younger, which just closed its third season.

How Pablo Picasso And Diego Rivera Influenced Each Other

13 hours 56 min ago

Two brilliant artists met just over a century ago when Pablo Picasso invited Mexican Diego Rivera to his Paris studio. A new exhibition in Los Angeles explores how they influenced each other.

Not For You, Cindy Lou! These Tasty Holiday Treats Are For Grownups

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:13pm

With tantalizing twists like liqueur, coffee and spices, kids may turn up their little red noses at these decadent delights — but that just leaves more for you and your adult friends.

Megyn Kelly On Trump And The Media: 'We're In A Dangerous Phase Right Now'

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:27am

The Fox News host tells Fresh Air that she worries about Trump's "de-legitimization" of the media. "Too many millions of Americans aren't listening at all to what the press tells them," Kelly says.

The Gender Wage Gap In The Arts

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

New social science research shows that women in the arts earn significantly less than men across the board.

Art That Transformed A Miami Neighborhood Now Making Its Schools Cool

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:29am

The principal of a Miami middle school that artists adorned with murals two years ago says the art has led to better attendance and enrollment. This year, it's an elementary school's turn for murals.

Are You Of Two Minds? Michael Lewis' New Book Explores How We Make Decisions

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:50pm

The Undoing Project tells the story of two Israeli psychologists who made some surprising discoveries about the way people think. According to the Moneyball author, it's all about framing.

'Monkey See' Highlights Small Bright Spots In Pop Culture This Year

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

Once a day until December 25th, NPR's "Monkey See" blog is highlighting a small, good thing that happened in pop culture this year.

'Today Will Be Different' Tackles Parenting Fatigue And Middle-Aged Marriage

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 12:21pm

Maria Semple's new comic novel is about a stressed-out wife and mother who starts every day with a mantra. She tells Fresh Air's Sam Briger that the book was inspired by her own experiences as a mom.

A Case For Why TV Execs Should Face Critics

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:25am

Press tours with networks and cable companies give TV critics an opportunity to have Q&A sessions with top executives. This year, many executives will skip a big one in LA — and that concerns critics.

NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 6:00am

The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics.

Looking For The Best Books Of 2016? NPR's Concierge Is Here To Help

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:25am

NPR's annual, sortable book guide is here. And to mark the occasion, correspondent Lynn Neary talks about the year in fiction and shares a couple of her favorite new titles.

11 Transgender Americans Share Their Stories In HBO's 'The Trans List'

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:42pm

Nicole Maines and Kylar Broadus are both featured in the new HBO documentary. "We all come out publicly," Broadus says. "There is no hidden way to come out as a trans person."

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